Volunteering

Next to our clients, there is no one more treasured at Womankind than our volunteers. Over 50 volunteers share in the work of Womankind and are involved in every aspect of our care. They include men and women from all professions and walks of life.

We invite you to share your time and talents to help us change the world, one life at a time. Your assistance is needed to help us provide prenatal care and support services, raise funds, and spread the word about our services and needs.

Volunteer opportunities include:

  • Providing client emotional support *
  • Childbirth Educators
  • Nurses
  • Phlebotomists
  • Nurse Practitioners
  • Certified Nurse Midwives
  • Physicians (OB/GYN and family practice)
  • Fund raising/event planning
  • Board membership

* training provided

For further information, contact our volunteer coordinator at 216-662-5700 or send an .

Download and complete a volunteer application now

For client support (non-medical) volunteer application, click here.

For physicians, certified nurse midwives, and advance practice nurses, click here.

For RNs, LPNs and phlebotomists, click here.

Financial Support

Our services are possible only because of the generosity of our donors. We take great pride in being good stewards of each and every dollar received so that your gift provides the greatest benefit to those in need. Womankind is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. All donations are tax-exempt. To read a copy of our donor privacy policy, click here.

  • Almost 90 cents of every dollar goes directly to provide client care.
  • Every $500 of donations enables us to provide another woman with comprehensive prenatal care.
  • Every dollar donated makes a difference.

Ways to give:

For more information on planned gifts, matching gifts or other financial contributions, please contact the Womankind development office or .

Donate Now

Womankind offers two easy ways to donate.

Donate online now: Donate to Womankind Securely now image and link

If you wish to make a gift of $100 or more, we would be so grateful if you could do so by mail (see below) or by contacting Bernadette Boguski, Development Director, at 216-662-5700 or development@womankindcleveland.com

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Donate by mail:

1)   Print and complete our donation form (click here to download form)

2)   Please make your check payable to Womankind

3)   Mail to: Womankind, 5400 Transportation Blvd., #10, Garfield Heights, OH 44125

Womankind thanks you for your support!!!

Baby Bottle Fundraiser

Thank you for your interest in hosting a Womankind Baby Bottle Fundraiser. Your participation helps to ensure that Womankind can continue to provide free prenatal care and support services to the many Cleveland area women and families in need.

  1. 1. Baby Bottles are provided by Womankind. They can be delivered to your location or picked up at our office. Both individual bottles and large bottle banks are available. Please contact us to help you determine the quantity of bottles needed.
  2. 2. Determine start and end date of your fundraiser. Typical fundraisers run for four weeks.
  3. 3. Please make several announcements about the fundraiser a few weeks before the bottles are distributed.
  4. 4. On distribution day, please have enough volunteers to pass out bottles. Participants can either fill the bottle with loose change or insert a check (payable to Womankind).
  5. 5. Continue to provide notices during the fundraiser to remind participants to collect their change and to notify them of the upcoming return date.
  6. 6. On Collection day: Again, please have enough volunteers to collect bottles/donations and secure them. A bassinet, crib or playpen as a collection receptacle makes an eye-catching display and also secures filled bottles.
  7. 7. After collection, a Womankind volunteer will contact you regarding pickup/drop off of bottles. You do not need to count the change! Womankind can have the change counted and notify you of the total collected as soon as it is available.
  8. Additional ways Womankind can help
    1. Provide templates for bottle tags
    2. Sample announcements
    3. Sign Templates
    4. Speakers
    5. Alternate fundraiser suggestions

For additional assistance, Please contact Bernadette at Womankind 216-662-5700 or .

Download Baby Bottle Fundraiser Response form.

Why Womankind Event

Help us tell our story!

For more than 30 years, Womankind has been providing help and support to thousands of women in Northeast Ohio. Despite our long record of service to the community, we recognize that there are still many people throughout the area who are unaware of Womankind's services. We would like to raise awareness of Womankind's value to the community by reaching out to those who may not know about the work we are doing.

By hosting a Why Womankind event, you can help us expand our circle of friends, donors and volunteers. It's simple: Invite 10-20 of your friends and neighbors for cocktails, coffee, or whatever you choose. Let them know that they will have the opportunity to learn about Womankind and why it is important to you. No one will be asked for anything at this event, just their time and attention.

A Womankind representative will attend the gathering, give a brief overview and answer questions. Those who are interested will have the opportunity to get more involved.

For a detailed outline of the Why Womankind event, click here.

Our Wish List 

Womankind's core service is providing comprehensive prenatal care to pregnant women in need. Financial support to provide this care in a safe, welcoming, convenient facility and coordinated by a trained compassionate staff is always our greatest need.

  • Financial Donations (our most critical need)*
    • Every dollar donated generates four dollars in services to women in need.
    • $500 sponsors prenatal care for one mom
    • $400 provides internet access, e-mail and phone service for one month.
    • $250 supplies us with 100 pregnancy test kits
    • $100 supports one hour of counseling
    • $50 toward client educational materials
  • Office Max gift cards
  • Giant Eagle Gift Cards
  • Sam's Club gift cards
  • Diapers-all sizes
  • Baby Wipes
  • Similac Advance with Iron (this type of formula only please)
  • "Forever" postage stamps

*All of Womankind's services are provided at no cost to the client.

Thank you in advance for your generosity.

Donation of Items

Womankind can use and will accept:

  • Diapers (all sizes)
  • Baby Wipes
  • Formula, Similac Advanced
  • Cribs - New only - Beginning June 28, 2011, all cribs manufactured and sold (including resale) must comply with new and improved federal safety standards. The new rules, which apply to full-size and non full-size cribs, prohibit the manufacture or sale of traditional drop-side rail cribs, strengthen crib slats and mattress supports, improve the quality of hardware and require more rigorous testing.
  • New or clean, gently used:
    • Infant toddler clothing (to 24 months)
    • Maternity clothing
    • Car seats, strollers, playpens, high chairs, Pack 'n' Plays™ (must meet all current safety standards)

Womankind regrets that we cannot accept donations of toys and thanks you in advance for your understanding.

For further information on appropriate donation items, please contact Womankind at 216-662-5700.

Womankind is an eligible recipient of designations through United Way.


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